The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will be celebrating its sixth year from Nov. 5-11. Several new events have been added to the final schedule, along with an impressive list of award-winning guest celebrity chefs, local chefs, wine and beverage experts and cookbook authors. Look for more info as the festival nears at dosavannah.com/dinesavannah. Read more right now in Jesse Blanco's Eat It and Like It column.
Master Class Series; Nov. 6-11; Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table and Peregrin, rooftop at the Perry Lane Hotel
NEW: Whisky on the Water, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 6; The Lost Square, The Alida Hotel rooftop
James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7; Perry Lane Hotel
The Grand Reserve Tasting; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Secret Savannah Speakeasy; 8-10 p.m. Nov. 8; Georgia State Railroad Museum
Riverboat Luncheon Cruise, “Secrets of the Southern Table” with Virginia Willis; noon-2:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Savannah Riverboat Cruises
River Street Stroll; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Rousakis Plaza
Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets; 8-10 p.m. Nov. 10; Georgia State Railroad Museum
NEW: Rise & Shine, Coffee, Crepes + Champagne; 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Taste of Savannah; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10; Georgia State Railroad Museum
NEW: Expanded VIP Lounge at Taste of Savannah; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10; Georgia State Railroad Museum
NEW: A Chefs Collaborative; 7 p.m. Nov. 10; PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar
NEW: Jazz & Bubbles Brunch; noon-2:30 p.m. Nov. 11; Savannah Riverboat Cruises
NEW: East + West BBQ; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 11; The Alida Hotel poolside deck
TASTE OF SAVANNAH
The main event is bigger and better than ever with a record number of beverage tasting varietals and participating restaurants. The VIP Lounge has been expanded with additional culinary stations and bars, along with doubling its footprint in size. Some new things to do and see at Taste of Savannah include:
The “Sparkling Garden” with sparkling wines flowing all day will be the surefire main attraction. It's the bubbly place to be, with artisans and restaurant booths included inside the Blacksmith Shop.
Guinness Tasting Experience features special chef’s tasting bites, prepared on the Big Green Egg, paired with beer samples.
Additional Taste highlights include:
TasteMakers in the Round with audience tastings for the first 200 people in each session
Main Stage Cooking Demonstrations
Meet the Makers Stages
Les Dames d’Escoffier Savannah Stage
Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta Stage
Kimpton Restaurants + Bars Stage
Big Green Egg, “Grilling Gurus Stage”
Georgia Grown Stage
Celebrity Cookbook Author’s Signings/Retail Tent
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is a nonprofit event, benefiting various Savannah charitable organizations and its own Coastal Hospitality Education Foundation, providing educational scholarships for culinary and hospitality students in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. Find the most up to date festival information at savannahfoodandwinefestival.com.